King Richard II - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

Bolingbroke travels with Northumberland and his forces to Berkley Castle where York is stationed with three hundred men. Lord Harry Percy, Northumberland's son arrives with the news that the Earl of Worcester gave up his office as Richard's steward because Northumberland has been proclaimed a traitor. Percy is then introduced to Bolingbroke to whom he swears his allegiance. Soon after, Ross and Willoughby arrive.

Lord Berkley emerges from the castle to find out what Bolingbroke's purpose is in returning to England with an army. Bolingbroke is offended because Berkley addressed him as "Lord Hereford" when he should now be "Lord Lancaster" now that his father is dead. York enters, angry with Bolingbroke for his actions, and refuses to be swayed by Bolingbroke's friendly words. He tells Bolingbroke that he is a traitor for returning before his banishment has ended, and for...

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